The IEP Team

———————Alert! Alert! NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014. Most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of The IEP Team, now at the CPIR, is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/iep-team/———————September 2010About the IEP Team in Spanish | En español To write an effective IEP … [Read more...]

Parents on the IEP Team

September 2010 This information in Spanish | Esta información en español Parents have been recognized as vital members of the IEP Team since the passage of Public Law 94-142 in 1975. Everyone agrees that parents have an enduring and passionate interest in the well-being and education of their child. So it makes perfect sense that Congress would ensure that parents are represented on the IEP Team, front and center. The school must … [Read more...]

Special Educators on the IEP Team

September 2010 This information in Spanish | Esta información en español At least one of the child’s special education teachers must be included in the IEP team, or, when appropriate, a special education provider of the child. The child’s special education teacher has a lot to contribute at the IEP team meeting, including important information and experience about how to educate children with disabilities. Because of his or … [Read more...]

Regular Educators on the IEP Team

September 2010 This information in Spanish | Esta información en español Table of Contents What IDEA says The regular educator at the IEP meeting Responsibilities beyond the IEP meeting   What IDEA Says IDEA requires that at least one regular education teacher be represented on the team “if the child is, or may be, participating in the regular education environment.” That's what IDEA says, for starters. IDEA also states … [Read more...]

A Representative of the School System

September 2010 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español Every IEP team must include a "representative of the public agency" responsible for educating the child in question, according to IDEA. By "public agency," we're usually talking about the school system--the local educational agency, for example. This person must be: qualified to provide, or supervise the provision of, specially designed instruction to meet the … [Read more...]

Someone to Interpret Evaluation Results

September 2010 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español The IEP Team must also include an individual who can interpret what the child’s evaluation results mean in terms of designing appropriate instruction. As stated in IDEA, this is “an individual who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results.”   What this person contributes to the IEP meeting There may be quite a stack of scores and totals … [Read more...]

Others with Knowledge or Special Expertise About the Child

September 2010 Table of Contents IDEA's requirements, summarized Who decides if the individual has the necessary expertise? About related services   IDEA's requirements, summarized According to IDEA, the IEP Team may also include additional individuals with knowledge or special expertise about the child. These individuals participate as members of the team at the discretion of the parents or the school system, meaning that either … [Read more...]

Student with a Disability on the IEP Team

September 2010 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español Table of Contents What IDEA says Who decides if the student attends the meeting? Resources for involving students in IEP meetings   What IDEA Says Operating on the premise that the student with a disability—who is the focus of all this discussion and planning— may have something vital to contribute to planning his or her educational program and future, IDEA … [Read more...]

When the IEP Team Meets

———————Alert! Alert! NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014. Most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of When the IEP Team Meets, now at the CPIR, is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/meetings/———————September 2010This info in Spanish | Esta información en españolIEP teams … [Read more...]

The Short-and-Sweet IEP Overview

———————Alert! Alert! NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014. Most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of The Short-and-Sweet IEP Overview, now at the CPIR, is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/iep-overview/———————Revised March 2013In Spanish | En español An Individualized … [Read more...]

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resource’s Library at http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.